Giving in the name of Tata

2015-07-30 06:00


Jennifer Rhode (Vodacom), Amukelani Chauke (ZA Dynamic Exposure), Gcinisile Mlungu (Harry Gwala SS), Brenda Phike (Masiphumelele PS), Mandla Hlabisa and Nombali Makhubu .

Jennifer Rhode (Vodacom), Amukelani Chauke (ZA Dynamic Exposure), Gcinisile Mlungu (Harry Gwala SS), Brenda Phike (Masiphumelele PS), Mandla Hlabisa and Nombali Makhubu .

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Harry Gwala Secondary school learners were the surprise receipients of the benevolence of others on the now annual International Mandela Day recently.

Employees of a cellphone giant distributed about 1 200 food parcels to the schoolar in Khayelitsha on Tuesday. About 40 000 food parcels were distributed to other schools nationally, according to the company.

Mandla Hlabisa, marketing manager in the Western Cape, said the distribution of the food parcels will supplement families with basic food supplies to sustain their children in the short term and to ensure that learners do not go to school hungry.

“This year we recognized Tata Mandela’s outstanding contribution to the creation of a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa by celebrating his example of dedication to the values that promote conflict resolution, improved race relations, human rights and gender equality.

“Tata Madiba gave his life to bring about change to the lives of the people of South Africa. In order to honour this lifetime sacrifice, our gift to him is to give our time to help make the world a better place.

This is one of the best and most befitting ways we can thank Tata for being an inspiration to the world,” said Hlabisa.

Also on 21 July, about 1269 buckets were distributed to Masiphumelele Primary, while 1147 buckets were given to learners at Woodville Primary in Mitchell’s Plain, with a further 1360 parcels distributed to Tafelsig Secondary.

The R3,9 million food project saw a total of 40 000 food parcels distributed across the country.

“We will continue to work with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Basic Education to inspire the world to make these values a part of culture everywhere.

Vodacom is committed to inspire its employees to make every day a Mandela Day,” said Joosub.

CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, said: “Vodacom continues to be a valued partner in driving the Nelson Mandela International Day ethos and Tata’s legacy forward. “Food security is a vital part of the development journey for leaders and we would like to challenge others to take a leaf out of Vodacom’s book to ensure the future of our youth,” he said

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